CIPP: The Trenchless Method of Pipelining
When given a means to do something better, we can expect that technology will follow suit and change with the times, adapting to bigger, better ways of innovation. Such is the case with the pipelining industry. The Cured in Place method or (CIPP) is a trenchless, less invasive way to repair existing pipelines. This technique has proven to be more effective and lasting than the old way of repairing pipes. It is an exacting and systematic means of rehabilitating sewer, water, gas and chemical lines of all shapes and sizes.
While trenchless modus operandi has been used for over 13 years, and is now considered the more favorable, earth friendly option to better protect underground infrastructures across the globe. You are in safe hands with our certified installers. Wherever you live, nationwide, we are there and ready to help. The trenchless plumbers and lining contractors in your area are best in class. It's an exciting new age for our industry, with the latest relining solutions available, we are fully equipped to service the needs of our customers. Remaining at the forefront of the underground rehabilitation markets for sanitary and storm sewer applications, every installer is trained and certified to provide and install cured-in-place-pipe products as specified. And the pipelines we install are guaranteed for at least 50 years.
We have our main headquarters in Clearwater Fl. and are pleased to bring you updates and information on this innovative system. We’d also like to hear from you and answer all of your questions. We will provide you with the best resources on protecting your home from costly repairs that stem from an unmaintained sewer system. To request more information please go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ebola Waste In Public Sewers?
If you have been watching the news, I am sure you are all aware of the Ebola virus in Africa and that we have had some Americans returned to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. All medical staff wears protective gear to even enter a patient’s room with Ebola such as: double gloves, gown, eye protection, facemasks, disposable shoes, and leg coverings. However, the patient’s wastes are being flushed into public sewers.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) states that hospitals can safely manage a patient’s waste with Ebola and also proclaims that the waste can be broken down and will not contaminate anyone, however the American public is still leery about the virus being carried throughout our sewer system and possibly to us.
Infiltration / Exfiltration: What Is The Difference?
When dealing with sewer pipelining issues there are terms that are not completely clear. Infiltration is causes dilution in sanitary sewers. Dilution of sewage decreases the efficiency of treatment, and may cause sewage volumes to exceed design capacity. Although inflow is technically different from infiltration, it may be difficult to determine which is causing dilution problems in inaccessible sewers. Exfiltration refers to a loss of water from a drainage system as the result of percolation or absorption into the surrounding soil. Both are damaging to the sewer pipelining. You should have your sewer pipelining checked every 2 to 5 years by a professional plumber.
Let Us Handle Your Leak, Break, Or Crack
Do you have a sewer leak at your home or business? Have you heard of Cured-In-Place pipe-lining? It is less invasive way to fix old pipes that have cracked, broken or busted. Cured-In-Place technology does not require the digging up of your yard, home, driveway or street. It is also cost effective, the average cost of Cured-In-Place is $4,000.00 to $10,000.00 depending on the job. Some other benefits of the Cured-In-Place method is there is no digging, hauling dirt, reparative landscaping and most Cured-In-Place methods are done in less than a work days’ timeframe.
Where Is Noah When You Need Him?
Several states are having extreme problems with flooding. Not only is it hard to navigate around in but it also causes sewers to back up and sewer pipelining to break as well as too much moisture in the ground is causing sinkholes in unusual places. Here are some helpful hints on what to do during a flood/sewage water situation:
- If you have a check valve, shut it off! This will stop sewage from coming into your basement.
- If you have a sewer back up you will need to call a plumber, roots can be a problem also.
- Most Home Insurance Policies do not cover sewer back up damage
- Use proper gloves, masks, and boots when having to work in sewer water areas
- Make sure electrical dangers have been secured
The Not So Sunny Side Of Orangeburg Pipe
Fibre Conduit Company in Orangeburg, was founded by Stephen Bradley, Sr. in New York 1893. The electric power generating plants were desirable partners to the new pipe company. Much later in 1948, the company changed the name to Orangeburg Manufacturing Company, hence the birth of “Orangeburg” pipe.
It all began when the post-war housing boom began, and the types of pipe that were available for sewer and drains were scarce. A heavy-walled and round version of the fibre conduit was developed and sold as "Orangeburg" pipe. The pipe was easy to cut and affordable.
Demand for fibre sewer pipe in the 1950s and 1960s increased dramatically. The plant at Orangeburg was expanded. Five hundred tons of pipe per week were shipped out to builders throughout the United States, imagine how many homes still have Orangeburg pipe and do not know it.
Historical information retrieved regarding this pipe, over the timespan of 50-60 years, indicates that it has been reported to deform and lose its circular cross-section, that allows tree roots to wrap themselves around the outside circumference of the pipe barrels of the sewers and deform and crushing the pipe. It is imperative as a homeowner or a municipality to have your sewer pipes inspected to see if they are in fact Orangeburg pipes, if you do find that you have Orangeburg pipes they need to be replaced due to their less than favorable structural life expectancy.
Where Did The Road Go?
Sinkholes are popping up in places other than Florida. We see it on the news not just in this country, but also in other countries. The oldest sinkhole found so far is in Wyandot County Ohio by archeologists in 1989. The sinkhole is 15,000 years old and was formed as glaciers retreated from Northern Ohio. As the earth changes and ages the ground where our sewer pipelining shifts and moves as it also puts pressure on these lines which causes them to break and cause sinkholes in our streets! Our best line of defense is to make sure our home and our municipalities check sewer pipelines so they do not break and cause these issues with our roadways. An ounce of prevention goes a long way and can save thousands if not millions in repairs.
Sewer Insurance A Wave Of The Future
City officials throughout the United States may ask their residents to approve a sewer insurance program to help pay for repairing broken sewer lines. The program would help homeowners pay for repairs, of up to $7,500 per household, covering lateral lines connecting their homes to a main sewer line.
This would mean an increase in real estate taxes. The average of 12 to 14 claims per year involving sewer laterals, with an average repair cost of about $3,500. These are the figures most city officials in the United States are coming up with.
Imagine If This Was Raw Sewage
By now I am sure you have heard of the catastrophic water damage that has plagued the Los Angeles UCLA campus. The massive flooding was caused by a 93 year old water main that broke and the damage caused by this will cost millions of dollars to fix. The City of Los Angeles plans to check all water and sewer pipe lines to check for cracks or instability in the pipes. It is no secret that the concern over our nation’s infrastructure has been put on the back burner by our local and national government. But what can we do to ensure that this won’t happen in our neighborhoods or communities?
The answer is simple, have your sewer mains checked, water is one thing, but raw sewage carries many bacteria that is responsible for some serious and even fatal illnesses. In order to protect your house and family from such an atrocity call your local plumbing contractor for an inspection this is the best way to protect yourself from such a disaster that could cost you thousands in repairs and clean-up efforts.
It’s A Small World After All
We all know there are substances and things that we should not expose our sewer pipes to for example: grease, wet wipes, diapers, and medications etc. There are tiny little things that we cannot see every day that are just as damaging if not more so. Many microbes start out causing holes the size of a pinhead, at first and then lead to disaster soon after. Here are the main microbes that could be doing serious damage to your sewer pipe:
Acidithiobacillus bacteria produces sulfuric acid, which is extremely corrosive, and is the usual suspect in severely corroded pipes in most of North America.
Ferrobacillus ferroxidans oxidize iron to iron oxide and iron hydroxides the rusticals forming on the Titanic wreck are caused by bacterial activity. Which brings me to the next bacteria, Desulfovifbrio and desulfotomaculum are common and grow in both fresh and salt water.
Those of us living near the ocean might run into iron oxidizing bacteria that has high iron content and mixed with sea water forms a powerful corrosive team. If you live by the ocean or have been affected by hurricane flooding, now would be a good time to get your sewer-pipeline checked.